Just a guess on my part... but looking at what members here have, I'd venture the 2.0T was sold more in THs than any other KL trim. We know it's off-road capable even though the V6 might have a slight torque band / crawl ratio advantage. So why stop offering it in TH trim ? Your point #2 there sounds good. Keep it for other applications, sell only a few in less popular KL trims.My guess is that there were two primary reasons:
- Simplifying the model lineup. This is partially related to pandemic-caused shortages and production problems. Reducing the number of configurations makes life a little easier for Jeep. Maybe people here haven't noticed, but another 2021 limitation is that the V6 is not available in the High Altitude trim. In past years, it was. Now, if you want a High Altitude, it's the turbo or nothing. While I don't think the HA trim is a particularly big seller, this is another example of product streamlining.
- Ensuring an adequate supply of the 2.0T engine for other applications, such as the 4xe Wrangler (standard), the regular Wrangler (optional), and probably the forthcoming 4xe Grand Cherokee.